Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.


Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The chemical heritage of protoplanetary disks: new insights from ALMA and Rosetta
 Catherine Walsh (Leiden University) 4 February 2016
Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Evolution Paul Nandra (Max-Planck-Inst. für extraterrestrische Physik) 29 January 2016
A first principles look at accretion and planet formation Phil Armitage (University of Colorado, JILA) 25 January 2016
The Variability of Accreting Black Holes Chris Reynolds (University of Maryland) 21 January 2016
Extracting cosmological information from current and forthcoming galaxy surveys Will Percival (University of Portsmouth) 18 January 2016

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
The metal enrichment of the intergalactic medium Andrea Pallottini (SNS Pisa and Cavendish) 5 February 2016
First results from MaNGA Francesco Belfiore (Cavendish) 29 January 2016
Interactions between Supermassive Black Holes and Hot Atmospheres in (Early type) Galaxies, Groups, and Clusters Bill Forman (Harvard) 22 January 2016
Extremely metal poor stars in the Galactic bulge Andrew Casey (IoA) 15 January 2016
The case for radiation pressure driven outflows Andy Fabian (IoA) 4 December 2015

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011